Friday, October 23, 2009

When Art Comes In the Mail

It's magical! My wonderful friend, Sheila Carpenter, the most creative folk artist in the world, has created a wonderful assemblage. This was a challenge for both of us....using old cigarette paper covers, a find at Brimfield. I sent her a little box using the cigarette paper covers and yesterday I received this from her....isn't it wonderful? What fun! I just love it. Thanks, Sheila!
It now hangs on my wall in my office. I just love the way you made her clothes out of the papers. A-dorable!

Here is a side view showing the raggedy silk ribbon wrapping around the well-designed cigar box with a great antique button at the top.
I'm so lucky to have met Sheila. What fun to swap art. It's a blast!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Way To Display Antique Lace ---

I whipped this up this afternoon while I was waiting for my husband to fix my "dead" computer. The computer is fixed "he is a genius" and the only bad thing is I have to go back to work.
I'm put this up on ebay to see if there is any interest for old antique lace, displayed with a beautiful floral pattern and all you need to do it drop it into an 8" x 10" frame. It's for those people who just can't get enough lace in their life. Like "me" for instance.
A judy kahooti original! Go to ebay, seller judykahooti and bid! Get yourself a one-of-a-kind lace sampler.

Oh No...Another Spinner!

Do I want to Relax or Splurge or Work or Create or Sing or Snack or Prosper? I just spin my little spinner and see where it lands. The fine rick rack (old antique handmade piece) is running around the covered Anheuser Busch Cork Coaster. The back has an old antique look to it.

Now you can see the very fine rick rack glued on to the bottom edge. These take about 45 minutes to make, love, love spinners. Do You?

Creating Something from Nothing! I had this old ugly hand mirror, made of wood, painted a cream color and it was not nice to look at. I almost threw it away several times but something told me to hold on to it. Last night, way past bedtime, I got an idea to turn it into a piece of art. Well, what took me so long! I covered it with Italian marble paper, some sheet music, some rubber stamps, a big rose on the back with two gold cherubs I picked up at the flea market last Sunday. I think the cherubs had something to do with this. Believe me, I didn't know what I was going to do with them -- but they found a place to hang out!

The colors are more greens, browns, red and cream. It could hang on the wall or lay flat on my dresser. I used mat gel medium for everything except the cherubs, they were glued down with 6000. So if anyone is out there....let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

How to spend 2 hours adding music to my blog...

Just to find 6 or 7 songs that might be fun to listen to while you are reading over my blog -- did I ever dream it would take me two hours to figure it out? If you want to add music to your blog...just go to

It may be easier for some, difficult for others, but it is worth it, don't you think?

(pictured above is a unique bakelite button on one of my latest totebag creations...go to to see more.

Friday, October 2, 2009

And yet another "spinner"

I'm in love with "spinners"...they are so much fun to make, maybe because they are only 4" x 4" and can be made in less than an hour! I've used Tim Holtz spinners, available at Michaels; old photos; matte gel medium; paper, Ranger ink pads and a polka dot rubber stamp. Oh, and one more...Pantopaque metallic gold marker. Try one! Once you complete it, you will have to design a game for your game spinner.